Former Sea Dogs defenseman Steven Duda is apparently done with hockey.
According to the North Bay Battalion’s website, Duda has “informed the team that he is quitting hockey.”
“He decided to pursue other options than hockey,” said Stan Butler, the Ontario Hockey League club’s director of hockey operations and head coach, in a release. “He’s going to go home and sort out his school options.”
“Steven did everything we asked of him as a player,” added Butler. “Sometimes a player just gets to the point where he decides his heart isn’t in it.”
The 19-year old American defenseman was picked up by the Battalion in September. He had one goal and three assists in 23 OHL games.
Last season in Saint John – where he signed with the club as a free agent – he had six assists in 52 games.